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Plant Chemist

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: Beaumont, TX, US

Company: Goodyear

Location: Beaumont, TX  
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Position Description:

Research, develop and implement new technologies for testing product at the Beaumont Chemical Plant QA laboratory.  As a Chemist, you will also execute activities and special projects to enhance the current testing capabilities.  This will include but not limited to, method developments, training of associates, compiling reports as needed, and directing activities to positively impact the performance of the laboratory. This position will be the primary resource for programming and maintaining the gas chromatographs, and other instruments in the lab.  He/she will lead in setting up and executing the calibration program for the laboratory to assure methods are valid and instruments are performing as designed.  They will assist or direct others in the preparation of laboratory standards and solutions and may be required to perform non-routine analytical testing to expedite shipment of product. This position will report to the QA Team Leader for the Beaumont Chemical plant and may also be required to serve as back up to the Team Leader. The position may supervise or coordinate the activities of QA Analysts and/or Lab Technicians or other positions within the QA organization.                                                   

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Program and maintain gas chromatographs, mass spectrophotometer, liquid chromatographs and other instruments in the laboratory.                                     
  • Develop and manage the laboratory calibration program, including standard solutions, analytical testing, statistical methods and studies to ensure the accuracy of the methods and instrument performance.                                                        
  • Research, trial, and implement new technologies to enhance the testing capability of the laboratory.  Liaise with corporate Research and Development organization to bring technologies into the Beaumont testing lab.                                        
  • Train other associates on new technologies as needed to ensure consistent laboratory operational performance.                    
  • Meet all plant safety, environmental, and quality metrics.          

 

Required Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science with at least a minor in Chemistry   
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry preferred
  • 3-5 years of gas chromatography experience in method development, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • 3-5 years of quantitative solution makeup experience
  • Minimum of 3 years manufacturing plant laboratory environment experience (polymer plant experience preferred)
  • Desired experience with Mass spectrophotometer, UV-Vis, HPLC technologies

 

Personal Skills/Attributes/and Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of various chemical analysis and analytical instrumentation.
  • Demonstrable technical writing skills.
  • Ability to program and implement data acquisition software.
  • Proficient in statistical techniques associated with calibration systems.
  • Must be self-directed and a self-starter.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

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Nearest Major Market: Beaumont

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